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Basskin retiring from CMRRA

Media | 09/25/2013 8:50 pm EDT

David Basskin is retiring as president and CEO of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency after 24 years with the copyright collective. His retirement is effective Sept. 30, the CMRRA, which licenses the reproduction of songs, said in a release this week. “It’s been an exciting time to be part of Canada’s music industry,” Basskin said in a statement. He added that it was “an honour to serve those without whom there would be no music—the authors. It all starts with the songs. I’ll look back with satisfaction on my years with CMRRA. Together with a remarkable team of managers, board members and colleagues, we fought hard for our clients and strengthened their rights and earnings.” Basskin, a graduate of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, joined CMRRA after working as...